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pub

[puhb] /pʌb/
noun
1.
a bar or tavern.
Origin of pub
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; short for public house

pub.

1.
3.
published.
4.
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  • There was a pub down the street, within fifty yards of the gate.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • Turn to the right, run three hundred yards, and there's a pub on the left.

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray
  • Darlin': Yer must set me up in a pub in Bristol—with brass beer-pulls.

    Wappin' Wharf Charles S. Brooks
  • And, although none of us had any inclination to go into her father's pub.

  • I did ear some talk about it in a pub one night, Chipmunk admitted.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke
British Dictionary definitions for pub

pub

/pʌb/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit) Formal name public house. a building with a bar and one or more public rooms licensed for the sale and consumption of alcoholic drink, often also providing light meals
2.
(Austral & NZ) a hotel
verb pubs, pubbing, pubbed
3.
(intransitive) (informal) to visit a pub or pubs (esp in the phrase go pubbing)

pub.

abbreviation
1.
public
2.
publication
3.
published
4.
publisher
5.
publishing
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Word Origin and History for pub
n.

1859, slang shortening of public house (see public (adj.)), which originally meant "any building open to the public" (1570s), then "inn that provides food and is licensed to sell ale, wine, and spirits" (1660s), and finally "tavern" (1768). Pub crawl first attested 1910 in British slang.

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Slang definitions & phrases for pub

pub 1

noun

A saloon; bar; tavern: a round of Long Island pubs

[1859+ British; fr British public, fr public house]

pub 2

noun

Publicity: You know Dallas is going to get all that pub (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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